International Literacy Day Theme: “A Bridge From Misery to Hope”
International Literacy Day (ILD) is celebrated on 8th September every year across the globe to create awareness on the importance of literacy among the individuals. Literacy can be understood as the ability to read, write, speak and listen in such a way that it helps an individual to communicate effectively.
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance Organized Skill Development Activities to the students on the theme “A Bridge from Misery to Hope” to commemorate International Literacy Day. Three different competitions namely Card making with the theme “Gratitude for the lessons”, extempore on topics related to general awareness on literacy and the Best Journalist with the theme “Education to Everyone” were conducted to bring out the creativity, innovation and talent among students. The competitions were conducted both online and offline and 26 participants enrolled for the same. After thorough evaluation, results were announced and winners were declared for all the events.
Kristu Jayanti College,Autonomous (Bengaluru) aims to serve as a pivotal institution to nurture the aspirations of the flamboyant youths for the nation and wishes to instil the feelings of patriotism and love for the nation.
On the occasion of the 75th Independence day commemoration, the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance conducted inter- class events for the students. Uday Bharat 2022 carried the theme 'Nation First, Always First'. The whole program revolved around "Azadi Ka Amrith Mahotsav" in line with the inspiration from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The event was conducted to instil patriotism among the students as we bring to mind the sacrifice made by the freedom fighters.
Uday Bharat 2022 was conducted for a period of four days, from 10th to 13th August with events ranging from Declamation, Poster Making, Group Dance, Group Song, Tableau and Photography. The events were conducted under the guidance of Dr.Gokilavani S, Prof.Indra Satish, Dr.Aakash Kumar and Ms.Vanlalhlimpuii. The student co-ordinators of the event Aayush Kumar and Garima Prasad along with the team ensured the instinctive flow of events. The programme witnessed the presence of Chief Financial Officer and faculty -Department of Commerce and Management- Father Jais V Thomas, Co-ordinator Dr Annie Stephen as well as the Chief Guest of the Day, Dr.Cpt.Sarvesh B.S – Head , Department of Kannada along with the faculties and students of the department.
The Chief Guest shared a powerful message igniting the students to stand up for the nation and do their bit towards the country. The speaker stated how the youth could contribute to the development of the nation and help achieve Prime Minister's vision of "Panch Pran" in the next 25 years. The programme concluded with the distribution of prizes to the winners.
World Youth Day
World Youth Day is observed on August 12 every year. Though this day is usually celebrated to throw light on the participation of youngsters, which the UN declares as the ages between 15 and 24 in the forming of better and more sustainable policies. However this year’s theme of “International Solidarity: Creating a world for all Ages” gives new light to this day, not only extolling the virtues of the youth, but those that came before them and those that will come. The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance from the Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous has taken it upon ourselves to celebrate it in our way, through the help of various events. We as a department have organized an inter-class collage making competition to inculcate a sense of group competitiveness as well as unity among classmates, this will also allow the students to put their thoughts to paper in the simplest way possible, through imagery. We have also organized an elocution for the 2nd and 3rd year students to better express their opinions and ideals for the world on which we live in together. This gives them a chance to dream about and set a goal for themselves as to what kind of world they want to live in the future.
Date: 08/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 10/03/2022 and 11/03/2022
LAKSHYA is an event commemorating the days in the month of February and March, such as World Defense Day, World Wildlife Day, National Safety Day and International Women's Day. The Department of Professional Accounting & Finance organized an event-Lakshya for 4 days, commencing from 8th March to 11th of March 2022, in its endeavor to inculcate the universal values of respect, compassion, hope, love and discipline among the students. The events were conducted under the guidance of Prof. Litty Mariyam Kunju, by the student coordinators- Harshitha N Ravoor and Nayan Krishna and sub student co-ordinators. Following competitions were organized:
A. Poetry Writing
The topic for the poetry was “The Woman In You”. The duration for this activity was 40 minutes. The submissions were evaluated on the basis of relevance to the theme, accuracy and clarity of the message, language and words used along with its overall presentation. The poetry written by the students were inspiring and brought out the essence of true womanhood. The event was conducted on 8th of March 2022. The winners for the Poetry Writing event were:
First Position: Sandra Francis (BCom P1)
Second position: Ribi Sabu Mathew (BCom P2)
Third Position: Priyanka S (BCom P1)
B. Card Making
The topic for card making was based on the theme of love. The students were to make the card for their loved ones and also capture an intimate moment with their loved ones or family members. The students were required to make the card without the use of any synthetic material like plastic and were to be handmade.
The card made by the students clearly portrayed their love for their loved ones. The event was conducted on the 9th of March 2022. Dr. Annie Stephen (Department of Professional Accounting and Finance) was the judge for the event. The winners of the Card Making competition were:
First Position: Pooja D (BCom P1)
Second position: Dhruthi K (BCom P3)
Third Position: Varshini R (BCom P3)
C. Poster Making:
The topic for poster making was “National Safety Day”. The students were to make a virtual poster, based on the theme of safety. The submissions were evaluated on the bases of the theme, and creativity along with its overall presentation. The event was conducted on the 10th of March 2022. Nayan Krishna (student coordinator) was the judge for the event. The winners of the Poster Making competition were:
First Position: Prajwal S S (BCom P3)
Second position: Sleebaz Joy (BCom P3)
Third Position: Aarushi Ambady (BCom P4)
The topic for photography was “World Wildlife Day”. The students were to submit photographs that were taken by them with no watermark and to be a nature based theme. The submissions were evaluated on the basis of the theme, composition, lighting, and originality.The event was conducted on the 10th of March 2022. Prof. Litty Mariyam Kunju (Department of Professional Accounting and Finance) was the judge for the event. The winners of the Poster Making competition were:
First Position: Tarun Tiger Wood (ACCA)
Second position: Joel John (BCom P3)
Third Position: Pooja D (BCom P1)
E. Theme Dance
The theme dance was based on the theme “Women Empowerment”. The students performed on the theme of Women’s day, expressing the different roles played by a woman and depicting their power. It was a group event with a maximum number of 10 members with a time limit of 3+2 minutes. The performances were evaluated on the bases of the theme, group execution, choreography and creativity. The event was conducted on the 11th of March 2022. Prof.Nancy Abraham (Department of Performing Arts) and Prof.Annu Kuriakose (Department of Professional Accounting and Finance) were the judges for the event. The winners of Theme Dance competition were:
First Position: Team Dazzling Warriors
Second position: Team Rhythms
Third Position: Team Rockstars
Inter Class Competition based on Children’s Day
Date: 14th November 2021
Children's Day is celebrated across India to increase awareness about the rights, education, and welfare of children. It is celebrated on 14 November every year on the birthday of the First Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Known as 'Chacha Nehru' among children, Nehru advocated for children to have an all-rounded education that would build a better society in the future. Nehru considered children as the real strength of a nation and the foundation of society.
The Department of Professional Accounting & Finance organized D’Enfant Children’s Day on 17th November 2021, with the theme “awakening the child within you”. As adults, people tend to get so entangled with the worldly affairs and leave their childhoods behind, losing out on their ability to live in the moment. There is a child in every being and lets bring out the child in us to have a fuller life. With this intent, a competition was conducted under the guidance of Prof. Litty Mariyam Kunju by the student coordinators- Jiya Babu and Kevin Joseph.
REQUIESCENCE Peace begins with a smile
Date: 18th September 2021
The International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. As conditions begin to improve, after the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.
The pandemic has been accompanied by a surge in stigma, discrimination, and hatred too. Climate change is not on pause. We need a green and sustainable global economy that produces jobs, reduces emissions, and builds resilience to climate impacts. The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”
Commemorating International Peace Day, the Department of Professional Accounting and Finance conducted events to inculcate the universal values of ethics, compassion, hope and discipline among the students. Events such as Reimagine Tranquilite -Poster Making competition and Reimand Eirene (Debate competition) were conducted under the guidance of Dr. Reenu Mohan and Prof. Litty M K by the student co-ordinators- Dhanya Narayanan and Sharon Joseph and team.
On 18th September 2021, the International peace day was celebrated online over the zoom platform to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. Dr. Reenu Mohan said that promoting peace should not be a responsibility of a few but all of us should be made accountable for spreading peace and unity. SDG 16 is specifically dedicated to fostering peace, justice and strong institutions.
Panel Discussion on the occasion of Literacy Day
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance organized a Panel Discussion on the occasion of Literacy Day. The theme for the event was “Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”, the theme opted by UNESCO for 2021. It is important to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. This event was organized keeping in mind the relevance of literacy for individuals' understanding, it's need for an intensified effort towards the creation of a more literate society. Topics such as Bridging digital divide, Healthcare, Changing landscape in education and Robinhood investors were chosen for Panel Discussion. All the teams performed well and gave a tough fight to their competitors. An exclusive page was created on Instagram and each team had uploaded a poster with respect to their topic. The posters generated substantial likes and media attention. The event paved the way for experiential learning.
World Photography Day 2021 - Pandemic Through the Lens
Date: 19th August, 2021
August 19 is celebrated as World Photography Day, a day to pay keep the history of photography alive and create a positive trail for the future. We all know that France was a pioneer country in the world of photography, which gave the world, the first photographic processes. It was in the year 1839 that Louis Daguerre invented the daguerreotype, a photographic process at a time when the world could never have anticipated that a moment could be captured permanently through a photograph. In 1826, Niepce captured the earliest known permanent photograph known as “View from the Window at Le Gras” using a process called heliography. As early as 1839, American Robert Cornelius clicked a selfie. Cornelius set his camera up, took the image by removing the lens cap and then running into frame. On the back, he wrote “The first light picture ever taken 1839”.
The first digital photograph was taken in 1957; almost 20 years before Kodak’s engineer invented the first digital camera. In 1861, the first colour photograph appeared on the scene by Thomas Sutton.
From them on, we have been capturing beautiful instances and visuals as long lasting memories. Then the old photography themes were shelved entirely to make way for sophistication, filters, effects and 3D visualization treats. On August 19, 2010 World Photo Day hosted its first global online gallery in which almost 270 photographers shared their pictures and people from over 100 countries visited the website. This marked the first official, globally reaching World Photo Day.
In commemorating this wonderful day, the department of Professional Accounting and Finance announces the Photography contest for its students. Let us all celebrate this wonderful day. Happy World Photography Day!
Uday Bharat 2021
Date: 10, 11, 12 & 14 August, 2021
Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru, in line with the vision cast in the New Education Policy, aims to plant a patriotic fervor within every student. The main focus of the college has always been to grow young and dynamic leaders to play the role of change-makers in their society.
The Department of Professional Accounting and Finance under the able leadership of the coordinator Dr Annie Stephen conducted a patriotic and cultural event for the students on the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Day. The event was named Uday Bharat 2021 with the theme Revival, Resurgence, and Resilience. The programme was conducted online with the vision to revive the patriotic zeal within each student, look forward to the resurgence of the great Indian society and build a resilient generation amidst the various challenges. The whole programme conducted with the tagline “Azadi Ka Amruth Mahotsav,” in line with the inspiration from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Uday Bharat 2021 was held for four days from 10th, 11th, 12th and 14th August with 6 different events, such as Just a Minute,Declamation, Poster Making,Solo song, Solo Dance and Quiz. The event was held under the guidance of Dr Gokilavani, Prof. Litty, Prof Nirmala and Dr. Madhavi. The student coordinators Theertha Manoj, Joel P Kuruvilla and several sub-student coordinators handled each event and ensured a smooth conduct of the events. The Valedictory Ceremony of Uday Bharat 2021 was held on 14th August from 3:30 - 4:15 pm via Zoom. The programme witnessed the presence of the Dean of Commerce and Management. Dr Aloysius Edward, the Head of the Department Prof. Vijay Kumar, the Coordinator Dr Annie Stephen and the faculties and students of the department.
The Dean of Commerce in his concluding remarks shared three key takeaways -
1. Work on fulfilling our parents' aspirations.
2. Uphold the strong moral values – work ethics,sincerity.
3. Have a self-civic sense- be proud of our country, diversity and culture.
These three points will help us to be part of our nation‘s progress and will help to achieve Prime Minister‘s vision of a 5 trillion economy. The M.C for the event was Prof. Litty Mariyam Kunju. The Dean Dr Aloysious Edward addressed the gathering and spoke to the students about responsibility to the nation and society. The winners of each event were announced during the valedictory ceremony by Prof. Nirmala.